We have always loved dessert wines and enjoy them every chance we get. Not everyone shares our devotion to all types of sweet wines. One that is a real crowd pleasure is Moscato D’asti a gentle mildly sweet effervescent white wine from the Monferrato area of the Province of Asti in Piedmont Italy.
We enjoyed ours from the estate Castello del Poggio with a fresh summer blueberry pie from Wightman's Farm and some vanilla ice cream, but Moscato D’asti is as at much at home with a rich chocolate desert or even a simple biscotti.
The grapes are 100% Moscato bianco delivering a sweet but not at all cloying flavor with refined fruitiness.
Some say that it has "golden straw in colour with a fine fizz, the wine has floral and fruity aromas with a hint of musk. Flavours of grapes, lychee and turkish delight are kept in balance by fruit acidity with some honey on the lingering finish. A lightweight easy drinking style." Wine Library
Our bottled disappeared in a flash with a party of 8 so buy a few bottles if you choose it.
The vineyard Castello del Poggio "takes its name from the medieval stronghold that dominates it, and which once belonged to the noble Bunéis family. Its northern part is today still referred to, in dialect, as the Val del Temp (which means Valley of the Temple) because the Templars had properties there, as testified by the Codex Astensis, the only authenticated record of events in Asti during the Middle Ages. The last surviving member of the Bunéis family left the estate in his will to the Bishop of Acqui who often summered there in the 18th century." Importer
You can find this wine at Wine Library